[Clipart] Why packager, anyway?

Brian Bucknam brian at smileonmymac.com
Mon Mar 2 11:05:29 PST 2009

On Mar 2, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Tobias Jakobs wrote:
> There is no standalone tool for browsing the clipart. The only
> program, that I know, that uses the metadata is Inkscape.

The DiscLabel label design program for Mac OS X uses the keywords in  
the <dc:subject> metadata to provide a clipart browser for downloaded  
(local) SVG clipart files.

It uses Apple's Spotlight searching technology to do this, so the  
program includes a Spotlight module, thus users can search for  
keywords system-wide as long as DiscLabel has been installed and  
launched once on their computer.

So from my perspective (a DiscLabel developer), it would be very nice  
if the tags applied to a clipart on the web site were actually  
embedded in the SVG instead of just associated with the file somehow  
on the web server.

I can offer a limited amount of time to help with packaging stuff, but  
my recent background is all Cocoa framework work, so there is likely  
to be a lot of "coming up to speed" with any existing code. I'm  
guessing you guys aren't using NSXMLDocument to parse SVG files like I  
am :-)


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